Definition of bed-wetting in English:

bed-wetting

noun

  • Involuntary urination during sleep.

    • ‘Each chapter separates the different aspects of such behavior problems as anxiety, bed-wetting and poor sleeping habits.’
    • ‘All patients have persistent and sometimes severe or complex problems, both physical or psychological, ranging from bed-wetting to eating disorders.’
    • ‘The fear of public places and buses, the recurring nightmares and bed-wetting, the incessant crying for no apparent reason, the inability to function normally anymore.’
    • ‘For some young children bladder control is more difficult to achieve at night - enuresis, commonly known as bed-wetting, has been discussed by physicians since the days of Galen and Hippocrates.’
    • ‘It was only surpassed by nervousness and bed-wetting, which can equally be interpreted as expressions of anxiety.’
    • ‘She had nightmares for weeks afterwards, bed-wetting.’
    • ‘‘As a parent of young children, I felt that there was a need to offer some simple advice on a range of topics such as bed-wetting, bullying and term dates,’ says Waugh.’
    • ‘At the initial interview, I found out that he also strongly feared the dark, had a history of night terrors and bed-wetting, and sometimes burst out in a violent temper.’
    • ‘Well, as much as I've heard Patsy Ramsey minimize this bed-wetting and toileting issue, other witnesses have told us that it was remarkably more frequent and more of a problem than I think the family let on about.’
    • ‘Children in detention exhibited symptoms including bed-wetting, sleep walking and night terrors.’
    • ‘Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting, is one of the most prevalent and persistent sleep problems in children.’
    • ‘I also had other problems like bed-wetting until I was 11 years old.’
    • ‘Only about 1% of teens continue to experience bed-wetting episodes beyond age 12.’
    • ‘A large proportion of children who suffer from bed-wetting or daytime wetting do not have any major medical problem.’
    • ‘Temperamental and behavioural problems, such as irritability, tantrums, fears and bed-wetting, commonly seen in children, are also treated effectively.’
    • ‘They exhibited symptoms of bed-wetting, sleep walking and night terrors.’
    • ‘In fact, bed-wetting is far more likely to create emotional problems than to be caused by them, and not all children simply grow out of it.’
    • ‘For instance, many parents of 12-year-old kids still bed-wetting are being told there is nothing to be done but wait.’
    • ‘Nightmares and bed-wetting are also common childhood problems with these natives.’
    • ‘Other pupils in the school are receiving counselling and some have even started bed-wetting because of the daily protest.’

Pronunciation:

bed-wetting

/ˈbedˌwediNG/